Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Cyril Van Landingham

Originally from Connecticut Cyril moved to Philadelphia to live with his Grandparents after the loss of both of his parents. Cyril and I talk about his day job working in the school system, how he went to Fisk University and...

Beth Norton and Sara Kennedy

Beth Norton (37) and her aunt Sara Kennedy (66) reflect on the challenges they have faced, and the importance of support from loved ones.

Holly Hatcher + Joe Gieck

[Recorded Thursday, June 9, 2022] Close friends Holly Hatcher (47) and Joe Gieck (83) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Joe, having been raised in a salt of the earth community in Oklahoma, reflects on the value...

Alexandra Amsden and Bethany Conner

One Small Step conversation partners and fellow University of Vermont students Alexandra "Alex" Amsden (19) and Bethany Connor (23) discuss the justice system, immigration, minimum wage and religion. They also discuss both loving music, and Taylor Swift!

Brooke Johnson and Kurtis Haynes

One Small Step partners Brooke Johnson (31) and Kurtis Haynes (58) have a conversation about rebelling from their Christian homes, the complexities of personal responsibility, and the need for government investment in children's developmental years.

Hannah Minkler and Nathaniel Winkler

One Small Step conversation partners Hannah Minkler (31) and Nathaniel "Nate" Winkler (38) discus how their politics have been affected by the way they were raised, and the complexity of issues.

Gloria Weston-Smart, Joyce Thomas, and Joann Bynum Johnson

Sisters Gloria Weston-Smart (66), Joyce Thomas (64), and Joann Bynum Johnson (61) reminisce about their childhood together, remember family members who have passed away, and express gratitude for the tight-knit community that they grew up in.

Interview with an Immigrant Child

From the context of the interview I had with Leslie, a child of undocumented immigrants, I have become more aware of the challenges faced by such children. A recurring theme I noticed from the answers to my questions regarding their...